1.4 million customers currently do their banking via the ING Banking app will now be able to use their ING cards with Apple Pay.
“We’re constantly looking for new ways to help our customers manage their money even easier, and Apple Pay is a great fit,” said Amaury Vanthournout, Director of Payments at ING Belgium. “We’ve seen a major behavioral shift among our customers as a result of the pandemic, many of whom have become hesitant to use cash. Half of all payments are now contactless, a steep rise from 13% a year ago. By introducing Apple Pay in the ING Banking app, we are seizing the momentum by offering our customers a new payment method that offers incredible ease of use in shops, online and on the go.”
With support for Apple Pay now live in Belgium, ING customers will have the added benefit of paying for things using their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac, without having to enter their PIN, even for amounts over 50 euros.
Belgium is the latest territory ING is partnering with Apple Pay. The financial institution already offers Apple Pay in the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Romania, Poland, Australia, and Germany. Apple Pay launched in Belgium in November 2018.
Adding Your Credit or Debit Card to Apple Pay
Once Apple Pay arrives in their country, users can add their credit or debit card to the service by doing the following:
- iPhone users running iOS 12 can go to the Wallet app and tap the “+” icon in the upper right-hand corner to begin, and then just follow the prompts. Users of iPads with Touch ID can add a card to the service to use in apps by going into “Settings” -> “Wallet & Apple Pay” to add a card there.
- Apple Watch users will need to enter the Watch app on their iPhone, Tap on the “Wallet & Apple Pay” option, and then tap the “Add Credit or Debit Card” option.
First introduced in 2014, Apple Pay is now available in over 50 countries or regions around the world.
The full list of Apple Pay countries and regions is available on Apple’s website.
For more information about the service, visit the Apple website.